Luster Dust, Glitter, Pearl Dust???

Decorating By softgreenside Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 2:08pm by softgreenside

softgreenside Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:45am
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I was wondering how can i get a silver or gold affect on fondant.

what i'm doing is creating a michael jackson glove covered in half fondant, half modeling chocolate for a cake this weekend and i want to give it that silver affect but unsure how to achieve it.

Please help.


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sweetbaker1019 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:42am
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i would try a silver luster dust mixed with some everclear vodka or regular vodka i havent tried it myself but have heard many other users do it and they say it turned out great hope i helped! GOOD LUCK!

Yuni Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 4:20am
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light gray fondant + silver luster dust, very shinny~ icon_biggrin.gif

softgreenside Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:43pm
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So i tried the vanilla and luster dust and that didn't work. Should i use Vodlka as opposed to Vanilla?

Is it because i have white fondant on the glove?


Makeitmemorable Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:47pm
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You need to mix it with Alcohol - we can actually get a silver dust here in Australian that you don't need to mix, you just rub it onto the fondant. If you are doing fine work, you can paint it on with alcohol.

I am not sure how 'silver' your luster dust is.

Best of luck

softgreenside Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:14pm
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The silver luster dust i have is pretty silver and it's a really small container.

I'll try the alcohol tonight!

Yuni Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:58pm
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Vodka n Vanilla do the same thing to me~ (but Vodka is cheaper~ icon_biggrin.gif) I would use light gray fondant as the base for silver and gold for gold, than brush silver or gold luster dust (mixed w vodka), very easy and effective!

softgreenside Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:08pm
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hmm, ok. The only concern i have is i've already covered the figurine in modeling chocolate and fondant. It's already pretty thick to begin with.

I wonder if maybe i should brush on a grey color and then do the luster dust.[/list]

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